Vanderkolk and Thomas Gardner
Barbara A. Vanderkolk and Thomas E. Gardner were married on
September 20, 2003 in the garden of their home in Princeton.
Princeton Township Mayor Phyllis Marchard officiated. The matron
of honor was Janet Davis of Princeton. Thomas Boardman of Minneapolis
was best man. The bride was escorted by her 16-year-old son,
Jordan Vanderkolk Gibbs, a student at Princeton High School.
A dinner dance at the Bedens Brook Club followed the ceremony.
Ms. Vanderkolk Gardner was until recently a senior vice president
at the national headquarters of Recording for the Blind &
Dyslexic in Princeton. She is the incoming president and CEO
of the Fannie E. Ripple Foundation, a healthcare philanthropy
in Basking Ridge.
Mr. Gardner is the president and CEO
of Songbird Hearing, makers of digital disposable hearing aids,
Mr. Gardner, who is divorced, has two grown
children, John and Jennifer Gardner, and one grandchild, Lauren
Weble, all of Sarasota, Fla.
Ms. Vanderkolk Gardner is
the widow of Alan Gibbs, former Commissioner of Human Services
in New Jersey and Washington, whose adult daughter, Cynthia
Gibbs, lives in Richmond, Va.
The couple honeymooned in
Anguilla. They have homes in Princeton and Sarasota.